What is Credit for Prior Learning?
At UAlbany, we know college-level learning often happens outside the classroom. Credit for Prior Learning allows UAlbany students to earn academic credit for work experience, professional certification and licensing programs, military service, non-credit coursework and more.
Please email [email protected] with any questions about Credit for Prior Learning.
Considering Credit for Prior Learning early in your academic career with maximize its benefits toward your degree.
To be eligible for a Credit for Prior Learning evaluation, you must be a matriculated (degree-seeking) undergraduate student at UAlbany.
Students cannot earn more than 30 prior learning credits, which are considered transfer credits. Students cannot apply more than 90 transfer credits toward bachelor’s degree requirements.
Prior learning credits are awarded as elective credit through UUNI 252 (lower-division) and UUNI 352 (upper-division). Lower-division credits cannot be applied to upper-division degree requirements.
Students cannot earn more than 30 credits for UUNI 252, UUNI 352, Applied Electives and Physical Education courses.
Students who want prior learning credit(s) to fulfill major and/or minor requirements must obtain approval from their academic department after the elective credit has been awarded.
Prior learning credit(s) cannot replace a failing grade or duplicate previously earned course credit.
How can I earn credit for my prior learning?
Credit is granted for verifiable college-level learning, not just the experience itself.
Students who wish to have prior learning evaluated for credit should complete the Credit for Prior Learning Interest Form. Please use the guidance below to determine what, if any, documentation you should submit with the interest form.